KITV news director seat is open after...

KITV news director seat is open after departure - Hawaii Business

There are 22 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 7, 2009, titled KITV news director seat is open after departure - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

KITV is on the lookout for a new news director. "Tod has left KITV to pursue other opportunities after 7 years ... and was a friend to all and mentor to many," wrote President and General Manager Mike Rosenberg in a memo to staff yesterday.

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Harry -D

Sacramento, CA

#1 Jul 7, 2009
My goodness, what took so long? Under the current management, the ratings for KITV's news have been falling more consistently than lava on the Big Island. It's a classic example of failure when a detached New York media conglomerate tries to impose its cookie-cutter mentality on a unique market like Hawai'i. They never learn and just don't care.
And you gotta love how the general manager makes his comments as cliche as his newscasts - "left to pursue other opportunities." Hilarious! Are you sure Tod didn't want to "spend more time with his family"?
alice

Kahului, HI

#2 Jul 7, 2009
Harry is spot-on. But all of the tv stations are amateurish out here. Fatuous really.

Since: Oct 08

Thiensville, WI

#3 Jul 7, 2009
Not surprised at all Tod left since KITV's ratings has gotten worser in the past few months. I knew there would be a management change after due to that.
Glen Miyashima

New York, NY

#4 Jul 7, 2009
Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, this hardworking news department is free at last.
alice

Kahului, HI

#5 Jul 7, 2009
All of the stations are comedy central. They do everything but tell the real news here.
Kauai Guy

Kailua Kona, HI

#6 Jul 7, 2009
Congratulations Mike Buck! Break a leg!
Johannes

Dallas, TX

#7 Jul 7, 2009
Eh, lets go grab a burger down at the Bishop Museum restaurant!
hee hee hee

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jul 7, 2009
"Tod has left KITV to pursue other opportunities after 7 years ... and was a friend to all and mentor to many... I'm sure you will join me in wishing Tod nothing but success in his future endeavors," the memo said--THIS is how you write about firing his sorry a s s !!!
ewamom

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jul 7, 2009
I'm not surprised. I used to watch KITV in the morning because I liked Dan, Mahea and Ben. When Ben left and they hired on the cute young girls with no substance, I stopped. I watch KGMB Sunrise which many others also watch as they now have the highest ratings for am and 10pm news.
crowd pleaser

San Diego, CA

#10 Jul 7, 2009
KITV actually has a news program?
what state

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jul 7, 2009
Johannes wrote:
Eh, lets go grab a burger down at the Bishop Museum restaurant!
They don't have burgers at Bishop Museum. They just
started doing panini sandwiches.
ogden

Honolulu, HI

#12 Jul 7, 2009
ewamom wrote:
I'm not surprised. I used to watch KITV in the morning because I liked Dan, Mahea and Ben. When Ben left and they hired on the cute young girls with no substance, I stopped. I watch KGMB Sunrise which many others also watch as they now have the highest ratings for am and 10pm news.
Are you a front runner?
Kimo

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jul 7, 2009
alice wrote:
All of the stations are comedy central. They do everything but tell the real news here.
That's because no one here can read or write and they believe that "FIX T.V." is real!
Kimo

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jul 7, 2009
Who was that great News Director that they let go at Channel 5/8? I think his first name was Dan. I heard he moved to the Mainland. They should bring him back for KITV! He knows about real news, not Whitehouse propaganda and Corporate veil nonsense... I'd love to see a T.V. station in Hawaii tell the whole truth and no more politicing..!
Realist

Waianae, HI

#15 Jul 8, 2009
hee hee hee wrote:
"Tod has left KITV to pursue other opportunities after 7 years ... and was a friend to all and mentor to many... I'm sure you will join me in wishing Tod nothing but success in his future endeavors," the memo said--THIS is how you write about firing his sorry a s s !!!
It's preeety much about where they are at anyhoo.
Poki Girl

Sugar Land, TX

#16 Jul 8, 2009
KITV needs a big makeover. The news department has hit the bottom for the past few months. I stopped watching any of the News program months ago.
Skeeter

United States

#18 Jul 8, 2009
Chesty wrote:
At least Amber-Lynn Hyden has big ti-tties.
That she does! I like Moanikeala Nabarro. She is super cute and eye pleasing. Who cares if she pauses in between words when she's giving the Weather report.
Lee

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jul 16, 2009
Kimo wrote:
Who was that great News Director that they let go at Channel 5/8? I think his first name was Dan. I heard he moved to the Mainland. They should bring him back for KITV! He knows about real news, not Whitehouse propaganda and Corporate veil nonsense... I'd love to see a T.V. station in Hawaii tell the whole truth and no more politicing..!
It was Dan Dennison.
I think KITV would be in 4th place if more people had HD TV's and KHNL was in full HD and not studio only HD.
Lefty

Kilauea, HI

#20 Jul 16, 2009
Skeeter wrote:
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That she does! I like Moanikeala Nabarro. She is super cute and eye pleasing. Who cares if she pauses in between words when she's giving the Weather report.
I could do without the hula hands action and the Hawaiian language lessons. Just the facts, ma'aam.
Righty

United States

#21 Jul 16, 2009
I usedto go to Hula Hands. But they got raided.

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